January 9, 2012

AMD A6-3420M

The AMD A-Series A6-3420M is a quad-core accelerated processor for entry level laptops. The AMD A6-3420M is included in the Fusion family of Accelerated Processing Units and features an integrated graphics controller dubbed Radeon HD 6520G graphics card. The A6-3420M processor core has a speed of 1.5 GHz base clock speed and capable of automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz with the help of TurboCore technology, this depends on the thermal and electrical aspects of the cores. Compared to the A6-3410MX APU, the A6-3420M provides a lesser base speed but a higher turbo core speed and a lower Thermal Design Power (TDP rating).

This AMD A6-3420M APU is packed with an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics controller with a maximum of 400 cores called as AMD Radeon HD 6520G. This AMD Radeon HD 6520G in the A6-Series APU provides only 320 cores clocked at 400MHz. Furthermore, it has no dedicated memory and is not capable using the integrated cache. It also sports an integrated UVD3 video processor to decode most commonly used HD videos such as H.264, VC-1, and MPEG4 format.

The AMD A6-3420M APU PassMark Performance Compared to other Processors.
Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Pentium B950 1976
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6144
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 8012
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861


Unknown said...

Generally like this processor but have been experiencing it holding half my system memory as hardware reservice by the graphics processor.